Osteoid Medical Cast
Aside from looking cool, this medical cast provides a host of improvements of the heavy, itchy plaster casts used to heal broken bones. Developed by industrial designer Deniz Karasahin, the cast provides increased comfort and ventilation and improved healing times, and recently won an A’Design Award.
Via A’Design Award.
Al Fayah Park
Creating a lush, verdant park in the desert is a significant challenge, but the Al Fayah Park is shaping up to be an elegant solution. Largely covered by a heavy canopy designed to resembled the cracked ground, the Heatherwick Studio-design park has numerous spaces created by the canopy columns for visitors to enjoy.
Verrado Electric Drift Trike
This is an electric-powered drifting tricycle for fully grown humans, and we want one. Designed by cult vehicle company Local Motors, the trike will soon be finishing a Kickstarter campaign with more than double its target raised. Talk about an awesome way to commute.
Juno Power Jumpr
Portable chargers are fairly handy when your phone decides to die in the middle of a long trip, but until now if your car dies that weighty, battery-filled block hasn’t been much. Not so with Jumpr. With a 12V, 300A output it can kick-start your car back to life and still have energy to boost up your phone, camera or tablet.
Mass Housing Solution
This chaotic looking structure is one of the winners of UN Habitat’s competition to find a solution to the lack of mass social housing. Designed for the city of Homs, Syria, by Team Render, this brilliant tessellating scheme connects each housing block above the road, creating a scheme that mixes apartments of various sizes and commercial units in a continuous, flowing structure.
Via Arch Daily.